This a non-breathing meditation.
For lungs still blocked and throats still sore.
The kind to say when a heart beats, and hurts.
When a soul survives, and aches.
What do we say and how do we breathe?
As we struggle to find words and breaths, let us form pauses that allow us to listen to our discomfort and unrest, and seek the voice that reminds us we are not alone.
Sh’ma Yisrael Adonai Eloheinu Adonai Ehad.
Hear O IsraelLit. ''the one who struggles with God.'' Israel means many things. It is first used with reference to Jacob, whose name is changed to Israel (Genesis 32:29), the one who struggles with God. Jacob's children, the Jewish people, become B'nai Israel, the children of Israel. The name also refers to the land of Israel and the State of Israel., the Lord is our God, the Lord is One.